Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has hired a high-profile team to fight his legal battle as his girlfriend’s vital signs continue to drop at a hospice care facility in Georgia. Gordon has hired Jose Baez, the attorney who served as the lead defense lawyer for Casey Anthony in her 2011 murder trial.
Amid reports of Bobbi Kristina’s deteriorating condition, Gordon assembled his legal team that would include Jose Baez who won an acquittal for Anthony in the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, Entertainment Tonight reported, citing a source. TJ Ward, one of the private investigators who worked on the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in 2005, will also be part of the team. The two will reportedly join attorneys Joe Habachy and Randy Kessler, who have already represented Gordon for the past several months.
The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was moved to Peachtree Christian Hospice last week after receiving medical treatment at several facilities. The same day a lawsuit was filed against Gordon, alleging that he abused his 22-year-old girlfriend and stole money from her. As hope for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery fades, Gordon’s legal troubles continue to increase as prosecutors are reportedly preparing a potential murder case against him.
Police and security at the hospice care facility has increased over the past few days as Bobbi Kristina’s condition worsened.
“She barely has any signs of life, hardly any vitals. Security has been beefed up and even local law enforcement have been called because the families have been told that death is now imminent and they want to make sure that photographers don’t get pictures of her body being removed,” a source close to Bobbi Kristina’s family told FOX411.
Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on Jan. 31, following which she was placed in a medically induced coma. Gordon, who first spotted Bobbi Kristina, reportedly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a bid to revive her as he waited for paramedics to arrive. The 25-year-old has not been allowed to see Bobbi Kristina since she was hospitalized as her family suspects him of foul play.
On Tuesday, Bobby Brown was seen returning to the hospice care that currently houses his daughter. He was reportedly joined by Tina, Leolah and Tommy Brown. With little to no change in her condition or level of brain activity, Bobbi Kristina’s family reportedly made the decision to leave the aspiring actress "in God's hands."